AOC calls Trump a 'criminal who betrayed our country'

"This person may have been suffering from a mental condition and it’s not okay that the right-wing is mocking her and potentially make her condition or crisis worse," the Congresswoman said later.

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October 4, 2019 16:12
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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a town hall in New York

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a town hall in New York. (photo credit: LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to twitter on Friday morning to call US President Donald Trump a criminal and said he "betrayed our country." 

Her tweet read, "Better than being a criminal who betrays our country."



The tweet was prompted by a tweet by Trump calling AOC "a wack job."

His remarks were made after a woman at a town hall on Thursday night stated that her new campaign slogan should be "We got to start eating babies" to address climate issues.

"We're not going to be here for much longer because of the climate crisis," stressed the woman at the town hall. "We only have a few months left. I love that you support the green deal, but getting rid of fossil fuel is not going to solve the problem fast enough. A Swedish professor said we can eat dead people but that's not fast enough. So I think you're next campaign slogan has to be this: 'We got to start eating babies.'  We still have too many people. Too much pollution. We have to get rid of the babies."

Ocasio-Cortez attempted to calm the woman, agreeing with her that we do need to treat the climate crisis with the urgency that it does present, but assuring her that we do have more than few months to deal with it.

"I think we all need to understand that there are a lot of solutions that we have and that we can pursue and that if we act in a positive way there's space for hope. We are never beyond hope," said Ocasio-Cortez.


Ocasio-Cortez addressed the issue on Twitter as well, saying, "At one point I was concerned there was a woman in crisis & want to ensure we treat the situation compassionately. Let’s not mock or make a spectacle."

"This person may have been suffering from a mental condition and it’s not okay that the right-wing is mocking her and potentially make her condition or crisis worse. Be a decent human being and knock it off," tweeted the congresswoman later.

Sydney Dennen contributed to this report.


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